New Zealand Energy and Origin Energy Extend Deadline for Financing of Origin Acquistion

New Zealand Energy and Origin Energy Extend Deadline for Financing of Origin 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/12/13 -- New
Zealand Energy Corp. (TSX VENTURE:NZ)(OTCQX:NZERF) ("NZEC" or the
"Company") and Origin Energy Resources NZ (TAWN) Limited ("Origin")
have agreed to extend the deadline or meeting the financing condition
precedent for the Origin acquisition (see June 17, 2013 news release)
from August 14, 2013 to September 30, 2013 and the government
approval condition precedent from September 13, 2013 to October 14,
2013. In consideration for the extension, NZEC will increase the
non-refundable deposit to be applied to the purchase price from CDN$5
million to CDN$6million.  
On behalf of the Board of Directors 
John Proust, Chief Executive Officer & Director  
About New Zealand Energy Corp. 
NZEC is an oil and natural gas company engaged in the production,
development and exploration of petroleum and natural gas assets in
New Zealand. NZEC's property portfolio collectively covers
approximately 2.25 million acres (including permits and acquisitions
pending) of conventional and unconventional prospects in the Taranaki
Basin and East Coast Basin of New Zealand's North Island. The
Company's management team has extensive experience exploring and
developing oil and natural gas fields in New Zealand and Canada. NZEC
plans to add shareholder value by executing a technically disciplined
exploration and development program focused on the onshore and
offshore oil and natural gas resources in the politically and
fiscally stable country of New Zealand. NZEC is listed on the TSX
Venture Exchange under the symbol "NZ" and on the OTCQX International
under the symbol "NZERF". More information is available at or by emailing 
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider
(as such term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.  
Forward-looking Information 
This document contains certain forward-looking information and
forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable
securities legislation (collectively "forward-looking statements").
The use of any of the words "will", "plans" and similar expressions
are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements
involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that
may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those
anticipated in such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking
statements should not be unduly relied upon. The Company believes the
expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are
reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations
will prove to be correct. This document contains forward-looking
statements related to the Origin asset acquisition. Actual results
could differ materially from those anticipated in these
forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained
in the document are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.
These statements speak only as of the date of this document and the
Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements
that are contained in this document, except in accordance with
applicable securities laws.
New Zealand Energy Corp.
John Proust
Chief Executive Officer & Director
North American toll-free: 1-855-630-8997 
New Zealand Energy Corp.
Bruce McIntyre
Executive Director
North American toll-free: 1-855-630-8997 
New Zealand Energy Corp.
Rhylin Bailie
Vice President Communications & Investor Relations
North American toll-free: 1-855-630-8997 
New Zealand Energy Corp.
Chris Bush
New Zealand Country Manager
New Zealand: 64-6-757-4470
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